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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Proud iKalinga tops SAF Basic Airborne Course

Photo Courtesy || Eisenhower Bucalen
Cordillera - A proud iKalinga has topped the Special Action Force (SAF) Basic Airborne Course that ended on April 21, 2021. 

PCPT John Balliyao Agod, a graduate of PNPA Class 2016 received the Parachutist Badge during the Graduation Ceremony held at the Special Action Force Headquarters, Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, Bicutan.

According to PCPT Agod, they started their SAF Basic Airborne Course and SAF Parachute Packing Course on September 25, 2020 however, due to unavoidable and unexpected reasons like typhoons and the current pandemic, the course was extended several times until April 21, 2021. 

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PCT Agod added that out of the original 97 trainees, only 86 commissioned officers plus the 78 non-commissioned officers were able to graduate.

"If other countries had a very successful conduct of operations through Airborne insertion, we are also very successful here in our country," PCPT Agod said.

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As we advance in the modern technologies, the troops who have this kind of training will play an important role in every operation. The very important disciplined that should be learned in the training are Mental Alertness and Presence of Mind wherein, in every operation, you should decide as quick as you can depending on the situation and without causing any prejudice to your fellow operators, Agod added. 

source || Eisenhower Bucalen



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